AMD announced their new lineup of Ryzen mobile processors at CES 2022 earlier this year. The Ryzen 6000 “Rembrandt” APUs were supposed to AMD’s most revolutionary mobile chips yet with RDNA 2 integrated graphics. Similar to Intel’s Alder Lake mobile, these chips were supposed to launch at the start of February. That’s when the first Ryzen 6000-based laptop was tested with underwhelming benchmarks. Since then, however, we’ve heard no updates from AMD as the Ryzen 6000 series has still not released.
Roughly two weeks after that initial benchmark leaked out, we finally have our second leaked benchmark today, courtesy of Benchleaks who pointed it out on Twitter. The release of AMD Ryzen 6000 must be near as the leaks have been ramping up as of late which suggests that the company is ready to launch the laptops after a short delay.
— Benchleaks (@BenchLeaks) February 16, 2022
To be fair, AMD never confirmed the exact date for the launch but it was speculated that, logically, it would happen around the start of the month to compete with Alder Lake. But perhaps AMD waited this long on purpose for the Alder Lake buzz to phase out and release Ryzen 6000 once the dust settles. Regardless, let’s get to the leak, shall we?
Someone got their hands on an unreleased ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop that was equipped with the Ryzen 9 6900HS processor along with the Radeon RX 6800S discrete GPU. This of course makes the laptop a team red exclusive and it may even come with the AMD Advantage branding once it launches. It’s also important to note that this configuration has so far not been seen in any other laptop.
For the uninitiated, the Ryzen 9 6900HS is an 8-core, 16-thread SKU from AMD’s Rembrandt lineup that is built on TSMC‘s 6nm node and features brand-new Zen3+ cores. It has a base clock of 3.3Ghz with the boost frequency going up to 4.9Ghz with a 35W TDP. While the APU does have an RDNA 2 iGPU, the laptop in question is kitted with a dedicated Radeon GPU that takes it graphical chops to another level.
The laptop was tested in the PugetBench benchmark that tests Adobe Photoshop and Premier Pro performance. Despite the previous leaks, the Ryzen + Radeon combo actually manages to beat the Core i9-12900H + RTX 3080 combo in the Photoshop test, something that becomes even more commendable when you take into account that the Ryzen chip is power-limited by the manufacturer.
In terms of the Premier Pro performance, it’s about what you’d expect. It doesn’t outright beat the Core i9-12900H from Intel but still produces solid numbers that won’t leave anyone demanding more. Aside from this, in a separate Geekbench test, it was uncovered that the Ryzen 9 6900HS is about 5 – 20% more performant when it comes to gaming, compared to its predecessor, the Ryzen 9 5900HS.
This puts the Ryzen 9 6900HS, really the entire Rembrandt lineup in a great position. If this leak is anything to go by, we can expect performance on-par with Alder Lake and, in some cases even better than Alder Lake. Just a few days ago, this was looking impossible as Intel really blew it out of the park with Alder Lake mobile and AMD’s first leaked benchmarks were not impressive, to say the least. However, it seems like the competition will be fierce this time around.